Institute for Mathematical Sciences                                        Programs & Activities

 

Past Activities (2009)


 Programs

 

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Financial Mathematics (2 Nov - 23 Dec 2009)

 

Jointly organized with Risk Management Institute, NUS

 

Chair of Organizing Committee:

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Paul Embrechts (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich)

 

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Mathematical Theory and Numerical Methods for Computational Materials Simulation and Design (1 Jul - 31 Aug 2009) and Summer School (17 Jul - 14 Aug 2009)

 

Jointly organized with Department of Mathematics in celebration of 80th Anniversary of Faculty of Science

 

Co-chairs of Organizing Committee:

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Weizhu Bao (National University of Singapore)

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Qiang Du (Penn State University)

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Yuanping Feng (National University of Singapore)

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Fanghua Lin (Courant Institute, New York University)

 

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Statistical Genomics (1 - 28 Jun 2009) and Summer School (1 - 19 Jun 2009)

 

Jointly organized with Department of Statistics and Applied Probability in celebration of 80th Anniversary of Faculty of Science

 

Co-chairs of Organizing Committee:

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Zehua Chen (National University of Singapore)

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Heping Zhang (Yale University)

 

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Progress in Stein’s Method (5 Jan - 6 Feb 2009) 

 

Jointly organized with Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics and Applied Probability in celebration of 80th Anniversary of Faculty of Science

 

Chair of Organizing Committee:

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Andrew Barbour (University of Zurich)

 

 Workshops, Conferences and Symposiums

 

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Eleventh Asian Logic Conference (22 - 27 Jun 2009)

 

Jointly organized with Faculty of Science in celebration of 80th Anniversary of Faculty of Science

 

Chair of Program Committee:

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Qi Feng (National University of Singapore and Chinese Academy of Sciences)

 

Chair of Local Organizing Committee:

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Yue Yang (National University of Singapore)

 

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First Singapore Conference on Quantitative Finance (23 Feb 2009)

 

Jointly organized with Saw Centre for Financial Studies

 

Organizing Committee:

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Louis Chen (National University of Singapore)

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Takeshi Yamada(National University of Singapore)

 

 Summer and Spring Schools

 

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Summer School on Mathematical Theory and Numerical Methods for Computational Materials Simulation and Design (17 Jul - 14 Aug 2009)

 

Jointly organized with Department of Mathematics in celebration of 80th Anniversary of Faculty of Science

 

Co-chairs of Organizing Committee:

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Weizhu Bao (National University of Singapore)

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Qiang Du (Penn State University)

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Yuanping Feng (National University of Singapore)

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Fanghua Lin (Courant Institute, New York University)

 

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Summer School in Logic (29 Jun - 24 Jul 2009)

 

Jointly organized with Department of Mathematics

 

Organizing Committee:

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Chi Tat Chong (National University of Singapore)

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Qi Feng (Chinese Academy of Sciences and National University of Singapore)

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Yue Yang (National University of Singapore)

 

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Summer School on Statistical Genomics (1 - 19 Jun 2009)

 

Jointly organized with Department of Statistics and Applied Probability in celebration of 80th Anniversary of Faculty of Science

 

Co-chairs of Organizing Committee:

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Zehua Chen (National University of Singapore)

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Heping Zhang (Yale University)

 

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Spring School on Fluid Mechanics and Geophysics of Environmental Hazards
(19 Apr – 2 May 2009)

 

Chair of Organizing Committee:

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Keith Moffatt (University of Cambridge)

 

Co-chairs of Organizing Committee:

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Boo Cheong Khoo (National University of Singapore)

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Pavel Tkalich (National University of Singapore)

 

 Public Lectures

 

 

Jointly organized with Risk Management Institute, NUS

Date:

Monday, 16 Nov 2009

Venue:

LT33, Block S17,
Level 2, Faculty of Science,
National University of Singapore
Singapore 117543

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Mathematics and the Financial Crisis
Paul Embrechts, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich

 

 

Date:

Tuesday, 22 Sep 2009

Venue:

LT31, Block S16,
Level 3, Faculty of Science,
National University of Singapore
Singapore 117543

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Keeping Afloat in a Deluge of DNA Data
Terry Speed, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia

 

 

Jointly organized with Department of Mathematics in celebration of 80th Anniversary of Faculty of Science

Date:

Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009

Venue:

LT31, Block S16,
Level 3, Faculty of Science,
National University of Singapore
Singapore 117543

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Roles of Differential Equations in Mathematics and Sciences
Fanghua Lin, Courant Institute, New York University, USA

 

 

Jointly organized with Department of Mathematics in celebration of 80th Anniversary of Faculty of Science

Date:

Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009

Venue:

LT31, Block S16,
Level 3, Faculty of Science,
National University of Singapore
Singapore 117543

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Mathematics in the Public Eye - The Story of Perelman and the Poincaré Conjecture
Sir John Ball, University of Oxford, UK

 

 

Date:

Thursday, 28 Apr 2009

Venue:

LT33, Block S17,
Level 2, Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore
Singapore 119260

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Rattleback Reversals: a Prototype of Chiral Dynamics
Keith Moffatt, University of Cambridge, UK

 

 

Date:

Thursday, 23 Apr 2009

Venue:

LT33, Block S17,
Level 2, Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore
Singapore 119260

6:30pm - 7:30pm

The Scientific Basis of Climate Change
Emily Shuckburgh, British Antarctic Survey, UK

 

 

 Colloquium Lectures

 

 

Jointly organized with Department of Mathematics

Date:

Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009

Venue:

Colloquium Room B
S14, #03-09
Department of Mathematics
Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore

2:00pm - 3:00pm

An Introduction to Formal Proof
Thomas Hales, Mellon Professor, University of Pittsburgh

 

 

Jointly organized with Department of Mathematics

Date:

Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009

Venue:

Colloquium Room A
S14, #03-10
Department of Mathematics
Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore

3:30pm - 4:30pm

A Topological Problem in Magnetohydrodynamics
Boon Chye Low, High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, USA

 

 

 Ad-hoc Seminars

 

Jointly organized with Department of Mathematics

Date:

Thursday, 26 Nov 2009

Venue:

Colloquium Room B
S14, #03-09
Department of Mathematics
Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore

3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Near-critical Random Graph: Structure, Diameter and Mixing Time
Jian Ding, University of California at Berkeley, USA

 

Jointly organized with Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics and Applied Probability

Date:

Friday, 8 May 2009

Venue:

Seminar Room, Block S16-06-118
Department of Statistics and Applied Probability
Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore

3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Asymptotic Distribution and Berry-Esseen Bound of a New Test for Independence in High Dimension
Qi-Man Shao, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

 

Jointly organized with Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics and Applied Probability

Date:

Friday, 3 Apr 2009

Venue:

Seminar Room, Block S16-05-102
Department of Statistics and Applied Probability
Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore

11:00am - 12:00nn

Maxima of Multivariate Data: Theory, Applications and Algorithms
Hsien-Kuei Hwang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

 

 

 

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